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July 24th is a big day in the State of Utah
and Marysvale celebrates it in an even BIGGER way! Celebrating Utah's Pioneer
The events are organized and sponsored by the Marysvale Fireman's Club.
This year will mark the 103rd anniversary of the Marysvale Park and Race Track,
imagine 103 years and the Marysvale Celebrations are still going strong!
The fun begins July 22nd with a dinner sponsored by the Marysvale Boy
Scouts of America at 6;00pm at the Marysvale Park Pavilion. Cost is by
donation so come help with this fund raiser for the boys.
Then come dance to the live band in the Marysvale Dance Hall (July
22nd 9:00pm this year). One of the few remaining old time open air dance halls, with a live
band. Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages will be available.
Note: The preceding Dance is still pending. We will let you know if it is
Monday morning, July 24th at 10:00, is the main street parade, complete with
floats, fire engines, kiddy parade, sirens, horses, buggies, wagons, bicycles,
clowns, candy toss, and the veterans marching. You name it we got it!
Follow that, at 11:00 in the city park, with kids games, foot races, sack
races, fishing ponds, dunking booths, balloon toss, dart toss Face painting and
other midway games. FOOD and more FOOD! Hotdogs, Hamburgers, ice cold
drinks, ice cream, and more.
Then at 1:00 the
rodeo begins. This is no small rodeo folks, this is the real thing. Bull
busting, Bronco riding, calf roping, steer wrestling fun for all ages. Did
we mention there was FOOD and DRINK?
the rodeo is the world famous Marysvale fish roundup. Imagine if you will,
100+ kids ages 1 to 14 in a pool only 6 inches deep and 200 feet square, then
turn loose 100 or more rainbow trout into that pool and let the roundup
begin! Oh did I mention the 3 or 4 guys in the pool with water hoses to
keep the kids and fish, shall we say stirred up and WET! But be warned,
a few onlookers have been known to get a bit "damp" in the
process. (Please take extreme care with camera and electronic equipment as
they WILL get WET if you're not careful!)